Points of Interest 04/04/2015

  • Phytomedicine. 2015 Mar 15;22(3):394–9. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2015.01.010. Epub 2015 Feb 23. Rhodiola rosea versus sertraline for major depressive disorder: A randomized placebo-controlled trial.. “Although R. rosea produced less antidepressant effect versus sertraline, it also resulted in significantly fewer adverse events and was better tolerated. These findings suggest that R. rosea, although less effective than sertraline, may possess a more favorable risk to benefit ratio for individuals with mild to moderate depression.” Bias much?
  • Health Policy. 2015 Mar 21. pii: S0168–8510(15)00090–1. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.03.007. [Epub ahead of print][The paradox of non-evidence based, publicly funded complementary alternative medicine in the English National Health Service: An explanation.](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25837235)
  • Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Apr 3;4:CD006833. Reiki for depression and anxiety.. “There is insufficient evidence to say whether or not Reiki is useful for people over 16 years of age with anxiety or depression or both.” But there is sufficient evidence to suggest that reiki is totally divorced from reality.
  • Semin Thromb Hemost. 2015 Apr 3. The Influence of Herbal Medicine on Platelet Function and Coagulation: A Narrative Review.
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Points of Interest 04/03/2015

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